He always came home – family of slain Durban policeman

2015-11-24 16:56
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Durban - "He's my hero and he always will be," says daughter of slain Durban policeman Ashok Ramsakken.

In an emotional interview with News24, Yinita Ramsakken said her father, who died after a week-long fight for his life in hospital on Monday night, had never shied away from a fight.

The 53-year-old warrant officer, a member of the Flying Squad, was gravely wounded when he was shot in the neck by AK47-wielding gunmen while on patrol in KwaMashu last week.  

“He never backed down from a fight, he would always stand there... he was so brave. He is my hero and he always will be,” she said.

Yinita said her father had a dogged work ethic and that he always put others first.

“He was an honourable man... he was so selfless and he always put everything for others first. He would be there by our side and he would never let us go,” she said.

“Irrespective of rank he treated everyone equally and that was why everyone respected him. He was so hard working, he would work around the clock and he just wouldn’t stop, he was relentless.

“We always took it for granted... because he always came home. And now he can’t,” she said.

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